Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Iklwa


The Iklwa is another version of the Assegai (which is like a Javelin). Other known names: Ixwa.  It was created by Shaka of the Zulu.  The Iklwa has a two foot shaft with a much larger, wider blade about one foot long.  And used as a stabbing weapon. 



*Disclaimer: I have done extensive research on each of these weapons. I am aware that there are many different versions of each of these weapons. I am not trying to spread false information. If you know and can prove any information wrong, please let me know and I will fix my errors.  I have at least three references for all research on the weapons I will discuss through the challenge. 

18 comments:

  1. I can hurl Iklwa's with deadly accuracy.

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    1. That is awesome! I have never held one, I wouldn't know how good I am using it. :)

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  2. Isn't the number of weapon choices fascinating? It seems endless.

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  3. Why do I all of a sudden feel like chopping veggies...hmmm...

    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

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  4. This is an interesting theme.

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  5. You're doing weapons the whole time? Awesome!

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  6. Who knew, lol. Now if only I can remember it next time I play trivia.
    A-Z

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    1. LOL well the post will always be here. :)

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  7. I'm loving these posts. I never would have thought of a knife theme. It's interesting to see all these different types.

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Some of these aren't knives . . .I think . . .:) Though most of them will be a form of a blade.

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  8. I looked it up. Very nasty weapon.

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  9. Remind me not to sneak up on you in the dark….

    Lyre at Lyre's Musings

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    1. Don't sneak up on me in the dark. :) Funny thing, I always tell people that if they ever break into my house they are in for a surprise. My entire room is filled with knives, daggers, swords, and even a bow and arrows! :)

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